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Title: The Unspoken Link: Oral Sex, HPV, and Throat Cancer - Disentangling Fact from Fiction

The Unspoken Link: Oral Sex, HPV, and Throat Cancer – Disentangling Fact from Fiction

Contrary to popular myth, oral sex does not cause throat cancer but can transmit HPV, a virus associated with several cancers including throat cancer. HPV is often overlooked as the actual culprit behind this link. During oral sex, HPV transmission can increase the risk of throat cancer by causing abnormal cell growth. Nonetheless, having HPV does not instantly result in throat cancer; it merely elevates the risk. Lifestyle factors such as smoking and heavy drinking can exacerbate this risk by weakening the immune system. However, preventive actions such as HPV vaccination and safe sex can significantly diminish these risks. An understanding of this relationship between oral sex, HPV, and throat cancer can aid in dispelling inaccuracies, promoting preventive practices, and fostering improved dialogues on sexual health.

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